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The population of Haiti can’t catch a break. First the President of the country is assassinated in July. The country has not recovered from the previous earthquake in 2010. Now these are looking at more quakes and a possible tsunami. Are these people cursed in some way??
 

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The population of Haiti can’t catch a break. First the President of the country is assassinated in July. The country has not recovered from the previous earthquake in 2010. Now these are looking at more quakes and a possible tsunami. Are these people cursed in some way??
yes.
it is the system of government they have chosen.

the other half of the island they are on is doing just fine
and they have the same conditions,
just that they arrange civilization a bit different

edit:
building codes matter, as well as having enough wealth to bother in the first place
 

nivek

As Above So Below
Experts warn central U.S. should prepare for devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that could hit Missouri fault line at any time

Parts of the central U.S. are at risk of a devastating magnitude 7 earthquake within the next 50 years, experts are warning, with added urgency due to what they say is a sense of 'complacency' in those areas.

Experts have been predicting a magnitude 7 earthquake in the areas surrounding the New Madrid fault line in Missouri for decades. It covers an area including Memphis, Tennessee, as well as St. Louis, Indianapolis and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Despite 45 million people living within the danger zone, warnings have largely been ignored, said Robbie Myers, the emergency management expert from the region.

The last major earthquakes from this fault happened in 1811 and 1812, centered near the town of New Madrid, Missouri. The quake reportedly managed to ring church bells as far away as South Carolina, causing farmland to sink into swamps and the Mississippi River to flow backward, among other strange occurrences.

Myers, director of emergency management for Butler County, Missouri, told AP the biggest problem is complacency, as it is over 100 years since the last quake.

If it were to hit today, he said thousands of people could potentially die, bridges crossing the Mississippi River could fall, major highways including Interstate 55 could buckle while oil and gas pipelines could break, causing nationwide disruptions.

Few residents of the area are concerned about earthquakes - which are traditionally considered a West Coast phenomenon in the U.S.

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nivek

As Above So Below
Huge flashes seen in the sky as 2 million homes in Japan left without power after M7.3 earthquake yesterday.

 
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